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# Super Bowl

Last year
2022
# Champs
LA Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford hails ‘special’ Super Bowl success
Stafford and wide receiver Cooper Kupp combined on a go-ahead drive late in the fourth quarter to help the Rams lift the Lombardi Trophy.
# LA story
Stafford and Kupp lead late touchdown drive to clinch home Super Bowl for the Rams
The Los Angeles Rams eclipsed Cincinnati Bengals 23-20 to win Super Bowl LVI.
# Legend
Sports world hails the 'G.O.A.T'
Tom Brady was praised by Peyton Manning and Harry Kane among others.
# doubt
44-year-old NFL legend Tom Brady addresses retirement rumours
The veteran was non-committal about his future after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were eliminated from the NFL playoffs.
All time
# RIP
Patriots Super Bowl-winner Patten dead at 47
He also had stints with the New York Giants, Cleveland Browns, Washington Redskins and New Orleans Saints during a 12-year NFL career.
# Reaction
Chiefs coach says horror crash didn't affect Super Bowl
Andy Reid’s 35-year-old son Britt, an assistant coach with the team, is under investigation for driving under the influence.
# tom vs time
Tom Brady hails ‘game of the year’ as Tampa Bay win Super Bowl
The 43-year-old won the NFL’s showpiece event for a record seventh time.
# Tune in
Here's your TV guide to a jam-packed weekend of sport
There’s plenty to get stuck into with rugby, soccer, horse racing and American football on the agenda this weekend.
# chief
‘I want lots of rings on my hand’ – Mahomes braced for Super Bowl and Tom Brady showdown
The sensational Chiefs quarterback is determined to build on last year’s triumph.
# NFL
Chiefs beat Bills to reach second straight Super Bowl
Patrick Mahomes finished with 325 passing yards with 29 completions from 38 attempts with no interceptions.
# classy gesture
NFL inviting 7,500 'heroes' to Super Bowl
Commissioner Roger Goodell said the workers — mostly from hospitals and health care centres in Tampa and Florida — were being recognised for their service during the pandemic.
# Landmark
NFL official Sarah Thomas makes history with Super Bowl appointment
Thomas will become the first woman to officiate in a Super Bowl.
# success
Bills clinch division title with big win over Broncos
Quarterback Josh Allen passed for 359 yards and two touchdowns and ran for two scores.
# Pen to Paper
'I want to be in Kansas City for a long time' - Mahomes relaxed over contract talk
A bumper new contract is surely heading Patrick Mahomes’ way, though the Super Bowl LIV MVP is not worrying about when it might come.
# Reaction
Future of the NFL? I'm just me, says Super Bowl hero Mahomes
The 24-year-old quarterback crowned his emergence as the league’s brightest young star.
# US elections 2020
Trump takes shots at Democratic rivals during pre-Super Bowl show
Trump went through most of the major candidates one by one hurling insults.
# Comeback kings
Kansas City Chiefs complete dramatic fourth-quarter turnaround to win the Super Bowl
The Chiefs found a huge final quarter to win a first title in 50 years.
# Future
'I'm not going anywhere' - Tom Brady appears in cryptic Super Bowl ad
Super Bowl LIV didn’t fully escape the shadow of the Patriots’ legend.
# NFC Championship
Mostert the star turn as 49ers book Super Bowl showdown with Chiefs after beating Packers
All eyes on Super Bowl LIV on Sunday, 2 February.
# issue
NFL Commissioner promises 'thorough' probe of controversial Patriots video
Roger Goodell said on Wednesday that the league will take its time in the investigation.
# column
Hardly super, but the Patriots remind us why all three phases count in the NFL
It was a special teams and defensive masterclass from New England, writes Steve O’Rourke.
# pick
Watch: Tom Brady throws interception on his first play of Super Bowl
The New England Patriots quarterback had a cagey start to the game.
# almost time
The fall of Rome, special teams superstars, and your Super Bowl LIII preview
All good things must come to an end, but do the Patriots have one last fight in them asks Steve O’Rourke.
# they won't be loved
Maroon 5 are playing the Super Bowl halftime show - and a lot of people aren't one bit happy
Prominent artists including Rihanna, P!nk and Cardi B reportedly turned down the offer to headline tonight’s game.
# Age is but a number
Complex simplicity: How Sean McVay became the most exciting coach in the NFL
The youngest coach in Super Bowl history always seemed destined for success, writes Steve O’Rourke.
# Chaos
Mayhem ensues on streets of Philadelphia during historic Super Bowl celebrations
The initial celebrations captured on television appeared to be in good nature.
# ramming the message
'It struck people as crass': Truck company criticised for use of Martin Luther King speech in Super Bowl ad
The ad for Ram trucks left some viewers feeling a little manipulated.
# Not The End
'I expect to be back:' Tom Brady not planning to retire after Super Bowl disappointment
The 40-year-old Patriots star was denied a sixth Super Bowl title by the Philadelphia Eagles.
# NFL
Eagles soar to Super Bowl as Patriots and Brady upset
What a game.
# Let's Get Quizzical
Let our foolproof quiz decide who you should support in tonight's Super Bowl
The big game is on tonight and we can help you decide who to root for.
# Still got it
Tom Brady makes history on eve of Super Bowl becoming oldest MVP in NFL history
The 40-year-old was recognised with the award on Saturday night ahead Sunday’s clash with the Philadelphia Eagles.
# Super Bowl LII
Can Brady and the Patriots rage, rage against the dying of the light?
No 40-year-old quarterback has ever won the Super Bowl, can Brady defeat both the Eagles and Father Time?
# Let's Get Quizzical
QUIZ: Are you a Super Bowl champ or chump?
How well do you know America’s biggest game?
# Gronk
Gronkowski 'ready to roll' for Super Bowl despite remaining in concussion protocol
Despite not appearing at Super Bowl Opening Night, Rob Gronkowski appears poised to play following a concussion.
# American Football
Tom Brady cuts radio interview short over comments about daughter
The presenter has since been suspended.
# Gronk
Concussed Patriots TE Gronkowski misses Friday practice
Patriots star Rob Gronkowski would have missed the Super Bowl if it was played on Sunday.
# it's gonna be me
NFL confirm Justin Timberlake as Super Bowl half-time performer
Janet?
# tampa approval
NFL moves Super Bowl LV to Florida after sunshine goes missing in LA
NFL owners voted unanimously on Tuesday to move Super Bowl 55 to Tampa.
# patriot gains
Highly-detailed security footage shows route taken by suspected Tom Brady jersey thief
The shirt has been recovered.
# good sport
Tennis star Bouchard follows through with Twitter date after lost Super Bowl bet
She sat courtside at the Nets game with the lucky fan last night.